Probation & Dismissal | Admissions

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Probation & Dismissal

At Irvine Valley College, students are subject to dismissal when they reach three consecutively enrolled semesters of probation in any combination of the two probation types:

  • Academic Probation: Your cumulative grade point average was below 1.75 for your last three enrolled semesters.
  • Progress Probation: Your total of W, No Pass/No Credit, or I grades after your last three enrolled semesters was above 50%.

About Dismissal:

  • Dismissal blocks students from registration. 
  • It is a district-wide process, effective at IVC and Saddleback College.
  • Students facing dismissal are notified by email after each semester.
  • A dismissal warning applies after the fall semester and dismissal applies once each year after the spring semester.
  • It is effective for the following fall semester.

Returning After Dismissal

To return after serving dismissal for one semester, a student must:

  • Reapply to the college
  • Call the Counseling Office at 949-451-5319 to set up an appointment with a counselor to review the readmission process and complete an Appeal of Dismissal Form and a Contract for Academic Success.
  • After the counseling appointment, submit both forms along with any supporting documentation to the Office of Admissions and Records at ivc-ar-petitions@ivc.edu

Since dismissal regards cumulative coursework, it may take several semesters to improve a dismissal situation. Students not in good academic standing will receive lower priority for registration in their next effective registration period and continuously until they reach good academic standing.

Appealing Dismissal

A student may only appeal dismissal under the following conditions if they:

  • Have not attended IVC or Saddleback College for at least one semester
  • Have successfully completed his/her most recent semester (received a grade of A,B,C, or Pass in all classes and no W or No Pass in any classes)
  • Have documentation to support and extenuating circumstance (illness, accident or other circumstance beyond the student's control)

If a student meets one or more of the conditions above, they must:

  • Meet with a counselor. Call the Counseling Office at 949-451-5319 to set up an appointment with a counselor to prepare readmission paperwork.  
  • Complete an Appeal of Dismissal Form and a Contract for Academic Success in the Dismissal Workshop.
  • Submit both to the Office of Admissions and Records at ivc-ar-petitions@ivc.edu.